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Hospital CPI rises 0.5% in February
Modern Healthcare

Consumer prices for hospital services climbed 0.5% in February after January’s drop of 0.2%, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In February 2010, hospital consumer prices jumped 1.1%. For the 12-month period ended in February, the Consumer Price Index for hospital services increased 6.4% compared with an 8.1% rise the prior year.